Dr Umar Johnson: Philadelphia psychologist marries two women at same time
Famed psychologist Dr Umar Johnson has recently found himself embroiled in controversy after he reportedly married two women at the same time. The Philadelphia-based activist, known for standing up for the Black community, apparently tied the knot with two women on Saturday, September 11, and the photo and clip of the ceremony have gone viral on the internet.
On Sunday, September 12, Johnson’s official Instagram account posted a photo of the marriage function that showed him donning a black suit with a white shirt and a black bowtie. He was seen standing between his two alleged brides that were seen dressed in matching white outfits. The caption of the picture, however, did not provide any detail of the wedding. It instead promoted his upcoming training BootKamp in Brooklyn. The caption read: “D) Dr.Umar Returns to Brooklyn(NYC): Saturday October 2nd@8am-8pm(must be seated by 10am), ‘5 Boroughs Black Parent Know Your School Rights BootKamp’ Superior Daycare Center, 1741 Broadway, 844-4DR-UMAR, DrUmarJohnson.com,https://www.eventbee.com/v/new-york-city-black-parent-know-your-school-rights-training-bootkamp/event?eid=158095583.”
Around seven years ago, he even announced his plan to start a school named Fredrick Douglass Marcus Garvey Academy (FDMG) for young African American children. In an effort to open the boarding school, he also launched an initiative to raise $5 million to buy St Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia. Later, he said that though the institution was almost completed, he needed more money for essential repair work before it could open for regular classes. But many have criticized him for it and accused him of fraud.
He has also written a book named 'Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Educations & ADHD Wars Against Black Boys'.
Instagram page Gossip Of The City, with 648k followers, also shared clips of Johnson’s alleged wedding. One of the clips showed the two brides walking together before Johnson went down on his knees and put a ring on one of the bride’s fingers. Later, the school psychologist also did the same with the second woman. He also went on to hug both of them.
Johnson’s apparent double wedding has attracted a lot of criticism for him as a user commented, “I pray I’m NEVER this desperate!!” The second one slammed by writing, “Did you really marry 2 women. Your whole teaching about black women is bullshit. You think black women like this.” “These people are nuts there living for the moment get yourself together before it’s to late God bless )and where not in Africa and it don’t matter weaves braids Afro straight when you lying in that casket you are dead buddy but you sure will be alive in hell,” the third one added.
A user cast doubt on the wedding and mentioned, “Y’all not even worried bout the right shit, Poly isn’t a new concept at all. It’s either for you or it’s not.. THE REAL QUESTION IS… why he in a suit and they wearing cloth sheets orsum? And I just feel like that wedding could’ve looked better..idc what your beliefs are, there’s now way that ceremony should’ve looked so rundown and spare of the moment.” Another one sarcastically wrote, “So he got married in the white men's clothes??” “Unless he plan on moving to AFRICA one of them isn’t married,” a comment read and another added: “Was it held in his unfinished school? Cuz man that looks like a garage or warehouse.” A user joked, “Who host a block party, school registration, and double wedding all in one event…WTF.”
However, there were some who felt happy for Johnson. A supporter of him wrote, “Did this gentleman jus marry two ladies wel well well.👏 go ahead now.” Another one said, “Congratulations Dr. Umar haters gonna hate.” “Dr Umar you should start a (upright) poly dating site 🎇🎆🎊CONGRATUALTIONS🎆✨🎊,” a person added.